Rātapu, 28 Hui-tanguru 2021 (Sunday 28 February 2021)
At its monthly meeting on Thursday 25 February, Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira Board approved additional funding to boost delivery and capacity for a number of our teams.
$1.086 million has been approved to increase the mahi of our Education and Employment Services, create a dedicated Property Group to look after and maintain our iwi-owned properties, and increasing our resources within our Finance and Transformation Programme teams to meet the growing needs and expectations of our iwi.
Education and Employment Services - $346,000
Our Education and Employment Services Team has been given the opportunity to embark on some exciting new opportunities for Ngāti Toa whānau, tamariki and rangatahi that align closely with our aspirations as an iwi.
To take up these opportunities, we’ve identified that we need additional resources and skilled staff who are able to support us in the deliver high quality education and employment support that empowers our whānau to prosper.
Some of our key focuses are:
- the development of our own Kura Taiou for Ngāti Toa tamarik and rangatahi to provide an education setting that has a Ngāti Toatanga focus. To do this, we must first develop a Business Case for the Ministry of Education.
- the establishment of an Education Business Development Group that will provide a Ngāti Toa centric professional learning and development service. This work will aim to deliver a diverse range of innovative and culturally driven solutions across a range of sectors.
- An employment hub that will connect Ngāti Toa whānau to employment opportunities.
Establish a new Property Group - $250,000
The Board approved the establishment of a dedicated Property Team with a General Manager joining our Executive Leadership Team and reporting directly to our Cheif Executive Officer, Helmut Modlik.
The role of the Property Group will be to look after and maintain all Rūnanga property assets.
Increase capacity and capability in our Finance Team and develop Commercial Business Unit - $367,091
As our services grow and we continue to take up funding and income generation, the pressure on our finance team continues to grow with it.
To manage that growth, the Board has agreed to fund additional people to join our Finance Team, so we’re able to meet our financial obligations on time and to a high quality.
Increase capacity and capability in our transformation - $123,333
He Mahi Whakapakari is the Rūnanga transformation programme. A key focus for the programe is to look across our services and identify key areas of opportunity to build on our successes and make improvements where needed.
This funding enables the Rūnanga to employ specialist change capability in training and development, business analysis and project management.